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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Soylent Green won't be so bad. As long as I don't have to eat it

  • Misfired torpedo into a nuclear dockyard
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4627702/bungling-navy-officer-accidentally-fired-a-torpedo-into-a-nuclear-base-while-doing-maintenance/

    A newly-released file shows the misfire occurred after the operator attempted the test without a mandatory list of safety precautions to hand in March 2014.

    The unarmed Sting Ray torpedo flew over a jetty and into a heavy duty metal fence at the high-security dockyard, which services nuclear submarines. Nobody was hurt.

    The investigation found that following the information card instructions would have averted the misfire during what was meant to be simulated testing.

    It concluded: “The fact that the maintainer was not in possession of the JIC led to a lapse in correct procedure which in turn culminated in the jettison of the TVT [test variant torpedo].”

  • Roseanne Owns State Rep; Destruction, Dismantling Of America Via Getting Rid Of Unions, Eliminating Fair Wages, Reducing Minimum Wage, Eliminating Worker Rights, Decimating Middle Class And Then Blaming Poor As 1 Percent Profit
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2013/06/roseanne-owns-state-rep-on-fair-wages.html

    • Doc, you can't just jack up wages by itself as a solution. The system has to be set up for wealth creation…which is making real products that people both need and want.

      Flipping burgers and sloshing beer seems to be something that people want, at least as brainwashed by even more super effective advertising via immediate feedback via internet analysis. But that is not wealth creation.

      The middle class has been decimated, that is part of the overall strategy of the globalists and I hate to say it, also the co=opted liberal view. Yes I know that will piss off 50% or more of everyone here, but it is the truth. So much of the, may I call it "neo-liberal" view plays directly into the hands of the globalists.

      Also agreed that there is too much concentration of money at the top, and power. Not sure a good solution to that. Those that believe "socialism" is the way to go are stupid, brainwashed, and have not studied history. Those that believe that "capitalism, or maybe free enterprise" are inherently evil are part right, but our current failures are not an inherent part of capitalism, our current problems stem from rampant and pervasive corruption, especially in government.

      I haven't seen your so called reducing of minimum wage, or blaming the poor, I think those are kind of over the top flaming statements.

      stock out

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        The top owns 40% of this/your own country..your country is not supposedly globalist..it is simply pure greed in a fixed by corporations with your government help scam.

        The 40% want all your guns..they hire guns that they need..you do not.

        You forgot the French Revolution? They are very scared and are now locking us all down.

        You are playing directly into their very greedy hands…by chirping their meme.

        • Bullshit, define exactly what you mean by "my meme"

          Also you believe that it cannot be fixed or improved, I disagree.

          I agree that many powers that be would be much more comfortable if guns were taken from the American people. Fuck them and the horse of the Apocalypse they are trying to ride in on.

      • One idea I had to deal with wealth concentration at the top is this, which solves just a portion of the problem.

        Take a one time 5% fee based on total assets of large multi-nationals or nationals, that are holding money in foreign countries. And as a way to "make up" for that, give them a 2 year window to re-patriate that money at minimal / beneficial tax implications.

        Of course, we also need to enact laws that prevent the multi-national wealth transfer out of America, which they can do now on a legal basis. I'll do a post and graphic on that when I get a chance, it is actually very simple. People just turn off their brains when they hear "internationally finance" and "currency exchange".

        But the process is quite simple, and it is also part of the intentional weakening / plundering of America.

      • DUDe DUDe

        " The system has to be set up for wealth creation…"

        Huh ? Why ? For whom ? What system observation came to that conclusion ? What is that wealth you speak of ? Max longterm sustainability and minimum injustice or something else..?

        "Those that believe "socialism" is the way to go are stupid, brainwashed, and have not studied history. Those that believe that "capitalism, or maybe free enterprise" are inherently evil are part right, but our current failures are not an inherent part of capitalism"

        Sure sure..

        • Very simple, a thought experiment, how can you have wealth, without wealth creation.

          Really, that statement should go without question.

          The question then is, what do you consider wealth, and how best to go about creating it.

          On 2nd point–"sure sure" is not an argument, much less a refutation, much less a contradiction. It's just a "Fuck you, whatever"

          • DUDe DUDe

            You stated

            " The system {{{{HAS}}} to be set up for wealth creation…"

            "HAS TO BE" "WEALTH"

            So i ask

            Huh ? Why ? For whom ? What system observation came to that conclusion ? What is that wealth you speak of ? Max longterm sustainability and minimum injustice or something else..?

            That's no answer at all , just a continuation as if it is written in stone..

            "Very simple, a thought experiment, how can you have wealth, without wealth creation."

            So i ask again , define what you consider wealth and why live has to evolve around it..otherwise i see no reason a sub-bubble-system HAS to be created to promote it..

            So my question you failed to answer was indeed : "The question then is, what do you consider wealth, and how best to go about creating it."
            —–

            Then there is ""Those that believe "socialism" is the way to go are stupid, brainwashed, and have not studied history."

            "sure sure"..is not an argument, much less a refutation, much less a contradiction. It's just a "Fuck you, whatever"

            projection

            • DUDE say"Huh ? Why ? For whom ? What system observation came to that conclusion ? What is that wealth you speak of ? Max longterm sustainability and minimum injustice or something else..? "

              I think I can define wealth pretty fully, but maybe a few more ideas or qualifications could still arise

              Your postulation that wealth could be defined by "concepts" such as minimum injustice, is too abstract. Try very concrete things.

              Wealth is–

              Health above all
              Clean food, air, and water
              Freedom from serious mental defects
              Freedom itself, the pursuit of happiness
              The ability to accept the fact that you deserve happiness
              Time — enough — to enjoy the other elements of wealth
              Some camaraderie with fellow humans and animals, a team spirit
              Enough education to understand the world we live in
              Ability to avoid mind numbing propaganda or at least deflect it
              Enough physical assets that one is not tempted too much, too help one live a moral life
              Flexibility in all meanings
              Some Love (and sex)
              Being a net positive to our Mother Earth
              ————————-
              You could probably throw some more mamby-pamby shit in there, but I'll resist getting too politically correct

              Any other ideas?

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                this is an unusual but fascinating definition of wealth;
                "Flexibility in all meanings"

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                I see that pretty much all those definitions of wealth are not created by any political or financial system. They may be protected. The energy driver behind all wealth is the sun (ignoring minerals created in super novas). The abundance of the things that are of value to animals including humans come from an unpolluted, unexploited and not over populated planet, and not from any rules and laws invented by ape-man

                • Sure it's the sun, I have been known to be a sun worshipper 🙂

                  The next logical step…the sun is just an energy source.

                  The real wealth of this planet is created at the micro level. Bacteria, fungi, archaea, viruses (yes some are good).

                  And then our beloved zoo-plankton and phyto-plankton. "Stop killing our krill!"

                  Proper management of the micro world is the basis for real wealth in a very direct manner. Chemical and radio toxicity at these levels, will have profound effects on our world, as we are seeing.

            • Mine is not projection, yours is though

              2) A way to blame others for your own negative thoughts by repressing them and then attributing them to someone else. Due to the sorrowful nature of delusion and denial it is very difficult for the target to be able to clarify the reality of the situation.
              ———————————-
              To say that I was tell you "Fuck you, whatever" is a complete fabrication, projection squared.

              • DUDe DUDe

                ""Those that believe "socialism" is the way to go are stupid, brainwashed, and have not studied history. Those that believe that "capitalism, or maybe free enterprise" are inherently evil are part right, but our current failures are not an inherent part of capitalism"

                Sure sure..""

                Your comment about socialisme is nothing but dogmatic insult..definately NOT an argument..and then minimalizing the cancer that capitalisme is..

                My mocking response stay's..

                • Lots of college kids want socialism, but they don't even know what it is. Of course self interest and getting some free shit, is always a good way to get people to not look a gift horse in the mouth.

                  Socialism has many failures, one being taking away much of the incentive to work hard, create, task risks, innovate, be intuitive and make large leaps that benefit the individual and society.

                  So when shit is not working, the knee jerk reaction is to try something else, anything else. I agree, if shit is not working, do something else. But identify the enemy correctly first.

                  The enemy is not capitalism and I will tell you why. Capitalism encourages people to work hard, create, task risks, innovate, be intuitive and make large leaps that benefit the individual and society.

                  The enemy is the blatant corruption that has crept into the system, the enemy is the concentration of power into too few hands (even though anti-trust laws existing on the books are not enforced), the enemy is the Zionist bastards that be that control the money supply, much of government, and the supreme court.

                  Socialism is so for sure going to fail. Provide 2 examples of socialist systems that turned out well. I rest your case 🙂

                  • DUDe DUDe

                    "Capitalism encourages people to work hard, create, task risks, innovate, be intuitive and make large leaps that benefit the individual and society."

                    Those are a list of "fragments" of the malevolent disconnected sub-bubble , and looked at it like that it sure sounds good , but the whole is a planetairy cancer and humanity's drama magnified..

                    In my book , socialisme is already an pussyfooting attempt to create a reasonable compromise between the two extremes communisme and fascisme/capitalisme..both dictatorships , one within by "GREED" (a desease) and the other by the structure of the government..

                    But they forgot to put a limit on how much wealth an individual , ANY individual ,can monopolize..and by what means..do that and basic income , social security and everything else becomes DIRT CHEAP..

                    And i can say DIRT CHEAP..instead of just affordable..because that's how much STOLEN wealth is in the hands of a laughable minority..more then three times the globes DEBT..especially when you calculate away the terrible overpopulation our use of fossil fuels and religious and capitalist dogma has caused/allowed..

                    Calculate back in the damage to the planet all that theft , rape and pillaging has caused and it is no longer dirt cheap..but still easely doable..when we get responsible with our numbers/contraception..

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      "Provide 2 examples of socialist systems that turned out well."

                      Define "well"..

                      Name me ONE "modern" human system were nature is not losing..and destined to take us with her..it sure aint capitalisme..

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    capitalism is sociopathic.

                    Capitalism puts power in the hands of a minority, the wealthy capitalist class and exists through the exploitation of a working class majority; It prioritizes profit over social good, it exploits natural resources and the environment; and is an engine of inequality and economic instability. Real estate is a glaring example, but the nuclear industry is an epitome of the capitalist doctrine and modus operandi.

                    capital itself is a requirement, but it is reduced from a 'savings bonanza for good' to a usury laden instrument of control and reduction of quality to the minimum a market will bear, while maximizing the so called profit margin with many layers of middle men getting a cut. It almost always reduces the value of life for the average man because they dont have the resources to be successful in the cut throat game of market competition. stock may be an exception to the general rule with his solar business. Others who have tried to enter the market place find it is out of reach, hostile, caters to a lower common denominator, controlled stressfully by investors, is driven by aggressive sales technique and relies on cheap over-seas labor or outlandishly expensive production equipment.

                    Here is a question; would you be enamored with capitalism if there was no money, no money at all, only trade of objects, food and shelter on a fair basis?

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      "capitalism is sociopathic."

                      As so often , i agree with most of what you said here Code..not sure who the question is for tho..

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      Trump's Proposed Tax Cuts Would Further Widen the Gap Between Rich and Poor
                      October 08, 2017

                      The Republican Party's fiscal policy has long been driven by the premise that the rich are society's wealth creators. Their consumption of big-ticket items like expensive homes, cars, boats, and private airplanes drives growth. Their investments create jobs. As they benefit, we all benefit. Or so the familiar story goes.

                      The current Trump/Republican tax cut proposal seems a good time to engage a national discussion of what is really at issue in the plan:

                      It advances wealth concentration and thereby wasteful and non-essential forms of consumption in an environmentally overstressed world in which billions of people are being pushed into lives of growing desperation.

                      It rewards economic predators at the expense of the people whose productive work creates real wealth.

                      Let those of us who recognize the truth of our situation use the occasion of the Trump/Republican tax cut proposal to engage in an essential and long overdue national discussion of a legislative agenda — including much needed tax reform — that would advance the essential redistribution of power and wealth and move us toward a future of material sufficiency, spiritual abundance, and democracy for all.

                      http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42177-trump-s-proposed-tax-cuts-would-further-widen-the-gap-between-rich-and-poor

      • DUDe DUDe

        " The system has to be set up for wealth creation…"

        Huh ? Why ? For whom ? What system observation came to that conclusion ? What is that wealth you speak of ? Max longterm sustainability and minimum injustice or something else..?

        ""Those that believe "socialism" is the way to go are stupid, brainwashed, and have not studied history. Those that believe that "capitalism, or maybe free enterprise" are inherently evil are part right, but our current failures are not an inherent part of capitalism"

        Sure sure..""

        No other options then those two , to work our brains over , or talk about , no outside the box , its big enough for you to save the world ?

        • Plenty of other options and permutations, those are just some of the starting points.

          The "world" aka globalists have been conspiring for at least 4 dedicated decades to weaken and degrade America, so I don't have in the near term any strong push to save the world, but I do believe that if America cannot be saved, the world also will not be saved.

          • DUDe DUDe

            "those are just some of the starting points."

            Those also happen to be the status quo.

            Dysfunctional (except for a few) and divided, driven us over the edge of the abyss , chasing wealth..

            • ah weedhopper, first you must define wealth, see my other comment

              • waitinanquakin

                Wealth is clean food, air, water, the opportunity to create, to love, to be loved, free from violence, oppression, depredation and degradation. The rest is – well – you figure it out.

                  • waitinanquakin

                    Wealth is lamarr getting his own cartoon show on Nick Jr – AlwaysWrong Dog and his sidekick Bongo Stump, the blonde-haired chimp with small hands.

                    • Wealth is–

                      Health above all
                      Clean food, air, and water
                      Freedom from serious mental defects
                      Freedom itself, the pursuit of happiness
                      The ability to accept the fact that you deserve happiness
                      Time — enough — to enjoy the other elements of wealth
                      Some camaraderie with fellow humans and animals, a team spirit
                      Enough education to understand the world we live in
                      Ability to avoid mind numbing propaganda or at least deflect it
                      Enough physical assets that one is not tempted too much, too help one live a moral life
                      Flexibility in all meanings (hint – stretch)
                      Some Love (and sex)
                      Being a net positive to our Mother Earth

                • DUDe DUDe

                  "Wealth is clean food, air, water, the opportunity to create, to love, to be loved, free from violence, oppression, depredation and degradation. The rest is – well – you figure it out."

                  +1

                  The way i see it..

                  Planet First (self-sustainability of the living environment one is born into) , should be a Absolute law that noone has a right to even threaten or relativate it..the scale is unimportant..do damage that can't be fixed and be excused from existence in the same spirit..just as easy..

                  On the human level.

                  Maslov pyramide , everybody the same fair conditions to reach it..and giving our technollogical levels..there is NOT ONE defendable reason why it is not happening..except GREED so strong it demands extreme inequallity to create the absurd extreme wealth for the monopolist..

                  No overpopulation..in balance with the planet..see rule number one..

                  Peace , health..

                  Thats all the wealth i need , money as a status symbol or powerabuse tool and all other crap going on..are all deseases/addictions protected and promoted by the deseased slavemasters seeking unlimited wealth and global dominance for themselves..they need to be "fired"..

                  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                    'self-sustainability of the living environment'
                    For me that is the key. Life is natures miracle. Man has not mastered life. We cant make an orange or a kitten or a walnut even in our greatest and richest labs. Life is the true wealth for ape man. Whether it is a sexy girl, or food to eat, or that house with a view…its all about life. A dead girl, however pretty, quickly becomes an object of disposal. Its not about beauty then, its about life. Food and water are the fundamentals of life. Man, with his crazy Darwinian idea of capitalism has polluted the water and reduced the food production to an insane, toxic, cruel Machiavellian factory. I should add unsustainable. Got Life?

                  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                    Wealth is a thriving healthy planet that supports all life in unison.

                    Anything that does not promote the above is then the promotion of a sick, diseased.. dying planet.

                    Most have zero clue what true wealth is ..since the human version of wealth.. is a human construct.. created specifically for the human mind.

                    If one takes a close look around then one will notice..a very sick diseased and dying planet.

                    Got it now? Wealth is really a very simple concept. 🙂

                    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

                      This is a what a very sick, diseased, and dying planet looks like.

                      Pay attention! 🙁

                      Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Has Begun, New Study Confirms
                      http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/earth-s-sixth-mass-extinction-has-begun-new-study-confirms/

                      Mass Animal Deaths 2017 – Updated List of Worldwide Die Offs
                      http://www.end-times-prophecy.org/animal-deaths-birds-fish-end-times.html

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      "'self-sustainability of the living environment'
                      For me that is the key. Life is natures miracle."

                      "Wealth is a thriving healthy planet that supports all life in unison."

                      Absolutely Code and Obe

                      And when you "have it"..blessed to be born in it with a body optimised during billions of years for the conditions it created/Is..and vica versa..invited to participate..

                      All it takes to keep it, is for all life to stay with its behaviour within the "parameters" that define that unison..

                      We had it ALL.. 🙁

                      But being in mutual symbiotic harmony with it was not enough to satisfy the collectif narcissisme of a sick fraction of our species..or "Trump's desease" if you like..no no , they insisted..the Universe HAS to orbit Us..and all is for our taking , raping and pillaging..the desease was a "successtory"

                      Now we don't have IT anymore , the bursting with selfawareness/conscience miracle is shriveling back to nothingness , dead matter forever unfit for life splattered over our crime against the creator scene , including ourselfes..

                      Progress ! Greatness ! I wonder if Trump has ordered a custom made , in gold ofcourse for all that majestic no doubt bacon , saddle..you know..to ride the bomb to end it all in a vicious flash as a last act of a attention whore..like in that movie..

                      Is it even possible to lobotomize such a human , is there anything in there to alter at all ?..can disrespect become so dense it behaves like / replaces matter ? Just…

                    • DUDe DUDe

                      ..Just hypothetical wondering , bafled as i'm observing this "crime" nearing its end..

              • DUDe DUDe

                "ah weedhopper, first you must define wealth, see my other comment"

                I asked you first stock , stop twisting what is there in front of you and me..that you then finally answered does not change that..

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            What does it mean to save america? Save its forests, save the unification of states under one government and overlord? Save its customs, its religious ideology, save its white population, save it from becoming a majority of mexican hispanics and other high breeder cultures? Save it from being polluted to death? Save its wildlife, or native american lands?

            I dont see anything great about american value per se…the usual football, two party politic and america is great theme. Generally I think cultured countries view americans as stupid, culturally deficient, egotistical, uneducated, violent, expansionist invaders.

            Whats to save? …the u.s. dollar as global currency, yes, razzz covered that. How much worse or better would we be if we got rid of the central government entirely and let the people get on with their lives, helped by the state government public servants? You could have meetings of the states to see if anything needs to get done by working together on a project

            • I am pretty OK with that, State only governments, but not toally realistic, especially in regards to common defense, against say a Russian nuclear EMP attack/invasion kind of thingy.

              Also cross state "national parks" would have to be dealt with. And how about relations with foreign countries?

              Adopting the "we are all guilty" because our handlers are evil sociopaths is not healthy for the USA or for you…..

              "Generally I think cultured countries view americans as stupid, culturally deficient, egotistical, uneducated, violent, expansionist invaders."

              ya well fuck them too, we as a whole are not that bad, plenty of guilt to go around, plenty of stupidity to go around. We are not "special" in that regard, and the strings are being pulled by the globalists to intentionally weaken USA for 40 years or more, so cut "ourselves" some slack, and expose the bastards that be.

              • DUDe DUDe

                "Adopting the "we are all guilty" because our handlers are evil sociopaths is not healthy for the USA or for you….."

                WHY ?

                Why is it not good if everybody would feel guilty enough to not be able anymore to minimize/relativate the crime your (and many) government(s) is ? Everyday it does not happen , they tighten their grip..

                "We are not "special" in that regard, and the strings are being pulled by the globalists to intentionally weaken USA for 40 years or more, so cut "ourselves" some slack, and expose the bastards that be."

                93% percent of your country's existence its been murdering civilians somewhere..usually on a not so humble scale..that's a lot more the 40 years..

                And probably the highest deadcount pro capita in the world..continuing..cummulating as it were..being born in it..

  • #JonesAct – Getting Rid Of Jones Act Is What Extreme Right Wing Republican Think Tanks, Politicians And Union Hating Libertarians Want; Don't Get Sucked In By The Propaganda Or America Will Lose Potentially Millions Of Jobs To Foreign Workers
    http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/2017/10/getting-rid-of-jones-act-is-what.html

    • The Jones act sucks along with the David-Bacon act. They guarantee that the Government procures goods and services at the highest price, higher than what anyone else pays. It is a horrible take on "market efficiency".
      —————————
      I lived in Hawaii….and did contracting, and government contracting, and I am extremely familiar with the impacts of the Jones Act and Davis-Bacon and they are very negative
      —————————
      According to John Frittelli’s 2014 analysis for the Congressional Research Service, it costs about twice as much to operate a ship complying with the Jones Act as a typical ship used for international cargo. Drewry Maritime Research concluded in 2013 that US-built, Jones-compliant vessels cost about four times as much to build as comparable foreign ships.

      More expensive ships that are more expensive to operate add up to a situation in which Jones-compliant shipping is much more expensive than non-Jones shipping.

      “The cost of shipping a standard-size container from New York to Puerto Rico has been much higher than shipping it to Jamaica,” writes North Carolina State University economics professor Thomas Grennes. “Similarly, the cost of shipping from Los Angeles to Hawaii has been higher than the cost of shipping the same product from Los Angeles to Shanghai.”
      ——————–
      above from VOX which is certainly a slanted article overall, but that does not degrade the truths that are presented. We don't…

  • q Farthington MacMananus

    Noticed this. Noticed I've not seen the writer's name previously there, too.

    https://www.extremetech.com/internet/256934-post-equifax-hack-time-digital-universal-id

    What an unfortunate event, let's use it to push some other sort of crap.

  • DUDe DUDe

    OT I'm afraid i just pulverized all awards of stupid known and unknown to mankind..again..darn tricky negative pattern recognition curse..darn negative selfimage..darn selffullfilling accordingly prophecy incarceration loop..i can only hope this is not the end all non-event i'm afraid it is now..when/if it was supposed to be the opposite..darn..

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    MASCULINITY THREAT “aggrieved entitlement.”

    The sociological explanation for why men in America turn to gun violence
    https://qz.com/1095247/the-sociological-explanation-for-why-men-in-america-turn-to-gun-violence/

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      Las Vegas Shooting: What Controversial Genetics Theories Suggest About the Motive
      http://www.newsweek.com/las-vegas-shooting-father-crime-genetics-679156

      • GOM GOM

        Anne

        BRILLIANT! The emasculation of men. What a great readreadreadread

        I found this:

        emasculated; emasculating. transitive verb. 1 :to deprive of strength, vigor, or spirit :weaken. 2 :to deprive of virility or procreative powerpower

        Your best link ever aside from the nukesnukes

        You get the Gold Star

    • OK article, but one major failure is they list mass shootings per country on an absolute basis. Big flaw if they want to remain free from easy pots shots which I will take here—those stats need to be corrected based on population size, and still USA would likely "lead" but the lead would be so much less dramatic, say by 400% or so less dramatic.

      ———————————————
      Their statement is hilarious—Research has also shown that men whose masculinity has been threatened are more likely to identify as Republican

      Really now? So Democrats don't have their masculinity threatened (or called into question). hmmm the basic premise seems very shaky out of the gate….

      And this "statement" is amazing and insulting. It kind of plays the meme of the wussification of America and the military, another globalist plot.
      "Masculinity is associated with homophobia, sexism, misogyny, male supremacist ideals, and violence, and so men turn to those things in order to demonstrate their membership in the group"

      Ah, so the card is played….to be masculine—-is to be Deplorable

  • curly

    Also, how come it always white guys?

  • waitinanquakin

    A bit more on a rightwinger –

    "I think Koike has largely given up her ambition of becoming prime minister or defeating the Abe government. But she is seen trying to stay as an influential player after the election by assisting the Abe government instead," said Koichi Nakano, an international politics professor at Sophia University in Tokyo.

    "What's driving her, it seems, is really a quest for power more than anything else. She wants to be close to power," he said.

    Koike is seen as having steadily pursued power, rather than sticking to political principles. She was once called a migratory bird for her repeated party-hopping and regrouping — seven times to date.

    Her past remarks show she is politically very conservative, hawkish and revisionist on Japan's wartime history — quite similar to Abe.

    Koike, despite her recent row with the LDP, has not cut ties with heavyweights in the party, and there has been speculation she may eventually side with them. In terms of political views, Koike and Abe are "cut from the same ideological cloth," said Stephen Nagy, political professor at International Christian University in Tokyo.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/10/06/top-focus-in-japan-election-will-tokyo-governor-run.html

    • waitinanquakin

      was interrupted – does this sound like someone to trust on the pledge to phase out nuke power?

        • DUDe DUDe

          Trustworthy wouldbe politician's just don't even become visible anymore..selected out before they start..the rest no matter how horrible their real intentions hides them , listen to the "pulse" of the electorate..adapt their "performance" accordingly as only a psychopath can..but continue working in a straight line on creating hell for the common man..

          • waitinanquakin

            Hi DUDe. Without using sweeping absolute statements, I CAN say that those members of the dissolved Democratic Party that signed the agreement to "Hope" party principles in order to run under that banner clearly lack principle.

            Remember Goshi Hosono from the early days of the 311 crisis?
            Yeah, well, he got into the new party like a fly on shit.

            As I've posted, Yukio Edano formed a new party too, for more left-leaning former DP-ers who can't quite stomach that level of opportunism. It's called the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, or simply CDP.

            By the way, Yuriko Koike is also a member of Nippon Kaigi.
            I use that as kind of a rule-of-thumb for gauging who's a rightwing shithead.

          • DUDe DUDe

            "Without using sweeping absolute statements,"

            Hi waitinanquakin , i'm just describing a trend that can no longer be ignored..it will be eveywhere eventually..ofcourse the places where anonymous unlimited coörporate money in politics is considered "democracy" by law..the first and most obvious..

            Those that pressed the individuals in the supreme court to come up with that "gates of hell opener with a red carpet" should be tried and manhandled in unspeakable way's and then some..and they themselves too for giving in instead of whistleblowing..

            • waitinanquakin

              Hi DUDe. I KNEW it was the wrong wording to use !
              Oh well. At the time I couldn't be bothered with the more lengthy and convoluted –
              "At risk of being accused of superficial analysis and hoping to provide simplified clarity for readers unfamiliar with the Japanese political scene, I CAN say etc etc"
              You know, this is a crap medium of communication at best and almost useless when attempting to convey nuance.
              And, when one knows that very few care about the subject one is discussing, well…sometimes I just say "Fuck it."
              And I'm certain I will continue to do so on occasion.

              • DUDe DUDe

                No problem at all , i don't have a problem with you being carefull not to make sweeping absolute statements..i see honest critical thinking and common sense so thats good..

                And i DID state it at first like it is a complete absolute fact everywhere anytime already..so , i'm to blame my good man lol

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                'You know, this is a crap medium of communication at best and almost useless when attempting to convey nuance.'
                well thats just …disgustingly positive for my taste. This medium totally sucks in my book. A goofball at every turn giving you shit, an audience that cant grasp, a paragraph limit, a two dimensional disembodied impersonal field of delusion, a waste of ones precious life, the pivot of my downfall… my suggestion for the ENEnews crowd; place your first and second finger into your throat, wiggle the back of the tongue, while not ignoring the upper soft palate, induce thereby the gag reflex, and this is important…visualize your involvement with the forum going down the toilet with the acidic wretchitude of your vile stomach contents…

    • waitinanquakin

      oh crap – this guy's running.
       "Former Liberal Democratic Party and House of Representatives lawmaker Noriaki Nakayama (74) has decided to run as a single candidate from the proportional Kyushu block of the House of Representatives election with hope party approval"
      from a translation. His wife was one of the founding members of the new "Party of Hope".
      Read about the prick here –
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nariaki_Nakayama

      I hope this puts to rest any silly idea the Yuriko Koike's new "Party of Hope" offers any real alternative.

  • GOM GOM

    The MINUTE Jason Aldean stopped singing, the intense white house lights CAME ON

    Then you hear (listen carefully) a FULLY AUTOMATIC & A SINGLE SHOT FIRING SIMULTANEOUSLY

    Hence the 2 windows..

    Watch The Moment Jason Aldean Stopped Performing During The Las Vegas Shooting

    https://youtu.be/iNDiTyl7ap4

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iNDiTyl7ap4y

  • waitinanquakin

    Introducing –

    that tweet-twerking twit, the pie-holed pinnacle of peckish and pout, that born-to-silver snout-in-trough lout of lewdness and puerile crudity, the Emir of kid-diddling democraziness and Freedom's fried fool, the Prez of precious profit, Alt-fundie foulness, fibs, and funk-o-scene fascism – BBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOO Stump!!!!!

    (note the small hands on that blond-haired chimp)

    • Yea but ya gotta admit that's some funny poetry stuff there…

      Can I use that one????

      Come on man let me use this one…

      "Introducing –

      that tweet-twerking twit, the pie-holed pinnacle of peckish and pout, that born-to-silver snout-in-trough lout of lewdness and puerile crudity, the Emir of kid-diddling democraziness and Freedom's fried fool, the Prez of precious profit, Alt-fundie foulness, fibs, and funk-o-scene fascism – BBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOO Stump!!!!!

      (note the small hands on that blond-haired chimp)"

      I give it 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 with two thumbs up on hilarity…

      Tim Hawkin's parody of "Time of Your Life":

      https://youtu.be/1berMz1acyE

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down. No immediate threat to public health.

  • q Farthington MacMananus

    Go play with an electric fence, or at least get a stun gun. For your health.

    "The name "Integratron" actually applies to a machine, a high-voltage electrostatic generator, that would supply the range of frequencies to recharge cell structure. "

    http://altered-states.net/barry/newsletter603/

  • waitinanquakin

    N Carolina, '64, rug rolled up Gramps on fiddle, kids cloggin' –

    https://youtu.be/cs2j8f7H2WY

  • q Farthington MacMananus

    Cheers, take care.

  • waitinanquakin

    I'm off – to the Drive -Thru Pie-torium !
    (I live where each neighborhood's got one!)
    It's high-fructose heaven enjorium
    of corn, wheat, soy, dairy high glorium,
    baked, thus healthy but not borium
    a blood-sugar HIGH and then – snorium,
    a dead crash, hold the crematorium,
    I'll awake, with a smile, on the floorium.

  • I hate to "bully" the Hippie Dog, like entering a battle of wits with and unarmed man. But what a piece of work.

    Hippe say—–Damn code get a real education…

    ANYTHING (I'll say it again) ANYTHING that goes faster than the speed of sound creates two (that would in fact and reality be 2) sonic booms…

    All the time, every time and always…

    Physics 101….

    Yep and truly scary too…

    Especially coming form you codeshutdown…
    ———————————————————
    HD says real like 30 times a day. he is far away from reality, even when people nicely present clear information to allow him to take his foot out of his mouth.
    —————————————–
    Code responded
    hey you wallpapering goofballs. Sonic boom is a pressure wave, the boom goes along with the bullet. You hear it once because you are standing still. There is the second…sometimes many depending on shape…boom at the end of the plane or bullet. In the case of a bullet, you would hear the second boom about 12 thousandths of a second after the first boom. 1/12000 second. Do you grasp that? If you shot a bunch of bullets in exact sequence, you would hear 24 thousand booms in a second, or near the upper end of the audible spectrum

    the shockwave off a bullet
    https://people.rit.edu/andpph/photofile-c/schlieren/bullet-schlieren-4a.jpg

    shockwave off a plane, showing the first and second sonic waves and about four smaller ones coming off plane parts

    https://www

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      stock…hold on,,, did you bully HD or did I bully HD and Farth? hahaha

      • q Farthington MacMananus

        That is an interesting perspective there. Is your air a little richer in nitrous oxide than mine?

        • "Is your air a little richer in nitrous oxide than mine?"

          Gotta be something in the air and water and food over there farth…

          I'd say lots in the air, water and food stuffs… And some of it is intentional self medication of crazy materials or prescription tablets (nascent iodine?) intentionally eaten by these fairy tale posters…

          At this point I wouldn't rule out anything, too many hallucinating bed time story typing posters here at ene for it to be a random thing…

          Do I think they are paid trolls? Nope another great fictional mystery constantly spouted by the conspiracy wielding uninformed…

          I couldn't imagine anyone paying some of these trouble makers and fairy tale writers to even clean a toilet.

          Wowsers…

          Here's a tune of old you'll get man…

          The Eric Burdon Band – City Boy

          https://youtu.be/6rEAn1QwjZw

    • razzz razzz

      Numb nuts was claiming sonic booms happen both when exceeding the speed of sound and again when slowing back down to subsonic speed. Get tired of cleaning up someone's messes as it is a constant job. Let them live in their own filth.

      BTW, shape of a plane (at its nose) and the plane's length determines if a double boom is going to be created. Using technology, companies are trying to create a 'softer' sonic boom for commercial air travel again.

      • Damm son…

        Ever been on a aircraft carrier? 2 booms every single time, the first one is when they leave the ship and break the speed of sound…

        The second occurs when they come back to land and the speed drops below the sound barrier and it's a sudden boom and then you hear the engine noise of the plane totally silent when incoming until the plane drops speed below the sound barrier. Why? Because the plane or bullet is outrunning it's own sound and when it slows the boom catches up with and passes the plane or bullet. There's your 2 booms. 1 when breaks it and a second when it slows below it.

        You won't even hear the plane as it approaches the ship because it's outrunning it's own engine noise when it slows below the sound barrier? A BIG boom and then (and only then) can you actually hear the plane engines…

        Where the hell did you people go to school?

        Two (count em 2) booms involved and they are real obvious even to a deaf person…

        https://youtu.be/a9Jli0D1uEM

      • So wow razzz…

        You are tired if messes and yet you just admitted that there are infact 2 booms and companies are "working on a way" as in can't be done yet to stop the second one?

        I just don't get it man (and I don't think anyone else can either that's looking at facts instead of attitude and ego…)

        So here is the admission with the idea that one day someone will figure out how to stop the second one…

        Razzz says:

        "Numb nuts was claiming sonic booms happen both when exceeding the speed of sound and again when slowing back down to subsonic speed. Get tired of cleaning up someone's messes as it is a constant job. Let them live in their own filth.

        BTW, shape of a plane (at its nose) and the plane's length determines if a double boom is going to be created. Using technology, companies are trying to create a 'softer' sonic boom for commercial air travel again."

        Oh and I'm the numb nuts here?

        To strange to understand your statements much less give and credence to them.

        Get rid of the insults and think man….

    • Well don't worry about bullying me since that seems to be all you people are educated enough to do…

      Not we have the great speed of sound debate, as ridiculous as most of the silly put down fictions you people come up with, it makes no logical sense…

      You don't even know about something as simple at sonic boobs and the sound barrier…

      Code says:

      "boom at the end of the plane or bullet. In the case of a bullet, you would hear the second boom about 12 thousandths of a second after the first boom. 1/12000 second."

      A prime example of no real knowledge and a bunch of intelligent sounding numbers based on fairy tales and nothing else…

      So when does the second sonic boom occur? When the bullet falls below the speed of sound, that is when, not before, not after. So the numbers above are complete cover up for ineptitude and that's all. How far did the bullet travel before slowing below the sound barrier? that when the second boom occurs…

      What kind of bullet at what range ans elevation? Those are the determining factors and absolutely nothing else…

      So the real factors are varied from instance to instance. ANYONE that knows simple science knows there is never a set time on something like a bullet too many variables…

      The only thing that those comments prove is a propensity to make shit up for ones own ego and the lack of knowledge to too evident to believe…

      So the boom timing is dependent on total top speed and distance traveled…

      • So I'll make it so simple that maybe even the complicators of fiction can understand it…

        If you fire a .357 magnum at a hard target 20 yards away the 2 sonic booms will be very close together…

        Now fire a .223 at 1000 yards onto a hard target and the 2 sonic booms will occur much further apart. There is no possible way on GODS green earth to estimate the timing of these 2 separate booms without knowing the type of round and the distance to target you even MUST know the temperature and humitity.

        Anyone with any real education or military experience (and even most amateur marksmen) know those obvious facts.

        I have just not been able to figure out why some that obviously know NOTHING about a legitimate subject just somehow can't resist the urge to prove not only do they have no clue about simple science, they have to type out something ridiculous so we (anybody with real background or education) can know for sure that these people are making up fairy tales for something to do and some great fiction to try to convince us of…

        —-

        The speed of sound is the distance travelled per unit time by a sound wave as it propagates through an elastic medium. In dry air at 0 °C (32 °F), the speed of sound is 331.2 metres per second (1,087 ft/s; 1,192 km/h; 741 mph; 644 kn). At 20 °C (68 °F), the speed of sound is 343 metres per second (1,125 ft/s; 1,235 km/h; 767 mph; 667 kn), or a kilometre in 2.91 s or a mile in 4.69 s.

        Wowsers…

        • SadieDog

          Idiot. You're wrong AGAIN.

        • So the real true math would look something like this…

          top speed of the round divided by the distance traveled taking into account the variables of the current conditions at the time of firing (temperature and humidity).

          Those known a widely published fact shouldn't be a mystery to anyone that does legitimate research…

          And there is no mystery here as to the level of true knowledge and research skills you 2 possess.

          The only real mystery is why you would embarrass yourselves in such a manner…

          And why are these lies are preceded by insults that I don't know anything??

          And you weirdos know better than science and plain equations and facts widely published for all to read and understand?

          And taught to thousands every year by real professional physicists and in this case to many teenage infantry privates too…

          You people must have a major learning disability and I'm reminded of that fact anytime I post a published proven fact only to get insults and complicated fairy tales in return.

          Open mouth insert foot should be tacked on to some of these peoples screen names so the uninformed would know better than to even bother to read the obvious bed time story's that will inevitably follow a legitimate scientific post.

          • waitinanquakin

            The real truth is you're a pathetically obvious troll. You demonstrate that every time you show up. Game's long over & you're sitting in the stands alone.

            • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

              He's writing a book, "How To Degrade A Website". Just finishing up this chapter "Hippie Dog, The Man, The Legend, Tackles Space". Next up, "Bibles and Boobs"…

              • HeHeHe 🙂

                Good to see someone not take this gabber so seriously…

                Learning is waiting for the period to be over?

                Nah… It's the fun of being there…

                The Eric Burdon Band – Medley- When I Was Young-War Child:

                https://youtu.be/tWdU871whpU

                Hehehe…

                • danger kitty danger kitty

                  Mr. H. Dog,
                  Thank you for your recent submission. I can't tell you how much it means to me, I just can't. There are no words.
                  Unfortunately your post does not meet Enenews' standards. Please feel free to display your ignorance at some future date..
                  _______________________________________________________________Tags:
                  * agenda to disrupt (paid?l
                  * wallpaper artist
                  * posts videos unrelated to post
                  * barely comprehensible
                  * poor reading comprehension
                  * not up to speed re: nuclear

                  Big shoes to fill…

                • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

                  Hey Hippie, have you ever had contact with the admin or owner, know anyone who has, or are you the owner of ENE?

          • SadieDog

            Does a sonic boom occur when an object slows from supersonic speed?
            "No. The “boom” is a shock wave that continues to travel with the speeding object as long as its speed exceeds that of sound; when it slows down below the speed of sound, the shock wave just goes away.

            It’s rather unfortunate that people are in the habit of describing this as “breaking the sound barrier” as if there were actually a barrier that gets broken, producing the boom. That’s completely wrong."
            Dr. Jess Brewer, professor emeritus, dept. of physics and astronomy, University of British Columbia

            • SadieDog

              "  An aircraft creates a sonic boom for as long as it is flying above the speed of sound. The sonic boom stops when it slows below the speed of sound.

              The boom is not a one-time phenomenon that occurs when crossing the sound barrier. It is a continuous phenomenon that exists for as long as the aircraft exceeds the speed of sound. On the ground, the boom is heard at a given point once as the aircraft passes, but the boom itself travels with the aircraft and sweeps the ground below.

              The boom is just a shock wave that is produced by the aircraft as it moves through the air at supersonic speeds. The shock wave fans outward from the aircraft at greater than the speed of sound, but rapidly slows to the speed of sound and is heard as a bang or boom at long distances. Most aircraft actually produce two shock waves, one at the front and one at the back of the aircraft, and so a double boom may be heard if one is close enough, otherwise the two may blend into a single rumble."

              • SadieDog

                The second quote is a different unknown author.

                • And they are both correct…

                  "The boom is not a one-time phenomenon that occurs when crossing the sound barrier. It is a continuous phenomenon that exists for as long as the aircraft exceeds the speed of sound. On the ground, the boom is heard at a given point once as the aircraft passes"

                  Correct!!!!

                  "The boom is just a shock wave that is produced by the aircraft as it moves through the air at supersonic speeds"

                  Also Correct!!!!

                  So when a object slows below the speed of sound the second boom is produced by the sound of the shock wave passing in front of that object and traveling on in front of the object and that sound then obviously ceases as the object is no longer super sonic and this creates a BOOM that travels forward passed the object that slowed.

                  Real and true physics that makes a boom and not just a sound…

                  It will rattle you home to the point of fatigue…

                  Lived just outside of Edwards AFB and my entire 2500 Sq. Ft. home would shake (as the fighters came in from supersonic flight for landing) from a single huge boom…

                  Reality beyond some type (or tripe) on a page you read somewhere…

                  I Won't get into my personal involvement with it any further here…

                  I wonder why…

                  …could it be crazies?

                  No it's actually…

                  https://youtu.be/YHyW0N5f7zQ

                  • SadieDog

                    "So when a object slows below the speed of sound the second boom is produced by the sound of the shock wave passing in front of that object and traveling on in front of the object and that sound then obviously ceases as the object is no longer super sonic and this creates a BOOM that travels forward passed the object that slowed."
                    Incorrect. Idiot. Can you read?

                  • SadieDog

                    "No. The “boom” is a shock wave that continues to travel with the speeding object as long as its speed exceeds that of sound; when it slows down below the speed of sound, the shock wave just goes away." Idiot.

                    • SadieDog

                      So my quotes and links are bullshit but you pick out parts to try and save face. You failed. Keep looking like a retard, I don't care.

                    • SadieDog

                      Maybe just concentrate on not coloring outside the lines for now.

                    • "So my quotes and links are bullshit but you pick out parts to try and save face"

                      Nah just actually found something that is true for real in your posts…

                      How unusual.

                    • SadieDog

                      What would be really unusual is if anybody found anything true and real in one of your posts.

                    • SadieDog

                      And you are NOT in the Air Force.

                    • SadieDog

                      Stolen valor asshole.

                    • That's what I said, when the object slows below the speed of sound is ceases to produce the pressures and thus creates a boom that explodes quickly and then stops as the object is no longer creating the shock wave.

                      It caves in on itself, it then goes boom and is silent from then on as there is no longer a source for that pressure disturbance of air trying to get out of the way.

                      A ground shaking boom is the result and follows the expansion of air at supersonic rates just after the pressures are equalized…

                      Gunpowder can't do that, only super compressed
                      and excited air can do that. Just like a thunder clap, ONLY air rushing in and/or out and being excited beyond belief can make that sound and reaction that results in noticeable tremors on a simple seismograph (proven true)…

                      We know if planes are supersonic over land in the US and how would we prove that fact? A simple seismograph.

                      So what part of that statement do you not understand?

                      Here's a example for someone thinking they know something without real world experience…

                      https://youtu.be/w1fvVE5TknM?t=4m11s

                    • Oh and by the way for the moe's that think the wave is continual…

                      A plane that is traveling beyond mach 1 make no noise what so ever, not even the engines can be heard by you (not that elves or aliens may could hear it, it is said that on the planet zulu a alien can hear a incoming supersonic plane, however on planet earth they are totally silent until they slow below the speed of sound)!!!!!

                      How about that…

                    • SadieDog

                      That's not what you said. Gunpowder can't do that? Lol. The crack of a whip can do that. Idiot.

                    • Negative sadie,

                      Try not to step on your own shoes if you can help it… 🙁

                      It's a collapsing wave form both in and out of this aerodynamic barrier…

                      It collapses? Yep…

                      It expands away from the object when slowed?

                      You better bet it does…

                      Ever shot a bb gun?

                      Where did you go to school?

                      And a whip? Wowsers, nuff said…

                      HeHeHe…

                      And how do ya know????

                      The Who – You Better You Bet (1981):

                      https://youtu.be/eQoK3Tw9zvc

                    • SadieDog

                      "The crack of a whip comes from a loop traveling along the whip, gaining speed until it reaches the speed of sound and creates a sonic boom," Goriely says. He notes that even though some parts of the whip travel at greater speeds, "it is the loop itself that generates the sonic boom."May 28, 2002
                      True Cause of Whip's Crack Uncovered – Scientific American
                      https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/true-cause-of-whips-crack/

                    • SadieDog

                      So, that would make you wrong. Again.

                    • And dang don't I just hate to be wrong every single time too? Oh yea and according to some, it's every time too huh…

                      So apparently I have no knowledge about anything and have been trapped in a cave thinking the war's not over?

                      Wowsers…

                      …how opposite.

                      Here's some real stuff though…

                      Let's Ride a Racehorse!:

                      https://youtu.be/qcCPbAJq2Vs

            • The boom is what you hear dumbass…

              The wave is what causes it…

              Pathetic…

              Perhaps spend some time researching the subject and then post a real answer…

              A boom is a boom and a nitpicking conspiracy theorist is a insane person or someone that has a agenda, ANY agenda other than finding fact.

              Oh, but wait, then you would have to admit the truth and actually learn something while swallowing that pride…

              The real good part of that scenario is you would stop posting blind insults, learn something that's REAL and admit the truth…

              The bad part is the LD (learning disability) you would have to admit to yourself you have before proceeding to learn the simplest of physics in the real world…

              Not a article some nimrod posted, not a bed time story someone made up to distract. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…

              Will that bore you? At least it would stop you from spouting falsehoods, waste of time crap and insults.

              And this from a fool that actually posted that LV was fake gunshots played over the loudspeakers?

              Purely pitiful sadie…

      • What do we do? Help each other and make a real world?

        For what? Life and our kids??

        Without doubt or conspiracy??? Reallly????

        RaeLynn – For A Boy:

        https://youtu.be/T551UQYQU2g

  • freebywill

    Donald J. Trump – ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2h2 hours ago
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/916780428253687808

    Leaving the White House for the Great State of North Carolina. Big progress being made on many fronts!

    [ going to meet HD, part of a plot. HD under deep cover ]

  • DUDe DUDe

    Betrayal! The Pervasive & Defining Crime Of Our Age

    Let me apologize in advance for what may be an upsetting piece of writing for some of you. If you're in a state of shock or exhaustion from recent events, perhaps you should skip this one.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-07/betrayal-pervasive-defining-crime-our-age

  • DUDe DUDe

    Political Support Growing to Wipe Out Puerto Rico’s Wall Street Debt

    Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York said if “these fat cats from Wall Street” want to get their money back, “they’ve gotta recognize Puerto Rico is in a crisis right now.”

    “If they pressure more, they’re going to break Puerto Rico’s back, and they won’t get their money,” Espaillat said. “So if they want their money, they better play ball, in this court … Otherwise, they won’t get their money back, and I think they’re very concerned about that.”

    The idea of entirely wiping away the debt, he added, was a “great idea.”

    For Trump, there may be more at play than warm feelings for the people of Puerto Rico. Trump has long derided hedge fund managers as “paper pushers” who are “getting away with murder.” Perhaps not coincidentally, Trump’s offer to wipe out the debt came shortly after The Intercept revealed that a leading holder of those bonds was the ardently anti-Trump Seth Klarman, who said during the campaign it was “unthinkable” Trump could become president.

    https://theintercept.com/2017/10/07/puerto-rico-debt-donald-trump-bernie-sanders/

    • he only holds $1B of the 70B debt and 50B underfunded pensions

      Not a big mover in this decision. no go

      • q Farthington MacMananus

        No go? How so? Hold up, let's take it slow because that's fucking bullshit.

        I mean, if you have like, $5 billion, and you have $1 billion of that sort of involved in debt in a country kinda struggling, millions of people affected. Not only it being an appreciable percentage of the debt involved there. I mean if you had like only 120 people responsible for Puerto Rican debt, DT is one of them and I'd almost suggest he knows many of others involved there fairly well too.

        Other than that, good call stock.

  • http://allnewspipeline.com/Earth_Close_To_Threshold_Of_Catastrophe.php

    While 'the left' and their mouthpiece 'the mainstream media' go on and on and on about 'global warming', the fact that we never hear anything at all from them about all of the 'mass animal death events' and what has been happening to our oceans and atmosphere due to Fukushima is proof to us that they could care less about what's really happening to our planet Earth. The fact that California won't even bother to spend money to investigate what is happening in the San Francisco Bay yet spends $30.3 billion a year on illegal immigrants, 17.7% of the states annual budget, is absolutely sickening.

    Yet we're reminded in Revelation 11:18, God will destroy those who destroy the Earth.

  • DUDe DUDe

    07 Oct 2017
    Congressmen Exposing Secret Army Program of Spraying Radioactive Chemicals Over US Cities

    According to Army records, thousands of innocent Americans were subjected to poisonous chemicals through open-air spraying, ingestion and injection.

    (TFTP) The idea that the United States government purposefully sprayed, injected and fed hazardous chemicals to countless Americans during the Cold War is one “crazy conspiracy theory” that has significant evidence behind it, and three members of Congress are finally demanding answers.

    "They targeted the most vulnerable in society in most cases,” Martino-Taylor said. “They targeted children. They targeted pregnant women in Nashville. People who were ill in hospitals. They targeted wards of the state. And they targeted minority populations.”

    The idea that the United States government would carry out testing on innocent Americans, without their knowledge, that would negatively impact them for the rest of their lives, is sinister, horrific and infuriating. But because there is significant evidence that it did occur, it serves as a reminder of the importance of raising awareness and demanding justice for all of the victims whose lives were impacted as a result.

    http://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/top-news/congressmen-exposing-secret-army-program-spraying-radioactive-chemicals-over-u-s-cities/

  • DUDe DUDe

    Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket

    Logging and pipeline companies are using a new legal tactic to seek damages from Greenpeace and other groups. The long-shot cases are having a chilling effect.

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04102017/greenpeace-rico-racketeering-lawsuit-environmental-activism-resolute-dakota-access-

    • DUDe DUDe

      Energy Transfer Partners' Standing Rock Lawsuit: A Harbinger of What's to Come in the Trump Era

      But the Dakota Access pipeline fight was never about Greenpeace or any other national green group. It was a youth-led Indigenous movement that started on the ground at Standing Rock and reverberated around the world. Now, in a lawsuit against Greenpeace and others, ETP has come up with a few "alternative facts" to make Standing Rock something it never was.

      Filed on behalf of ETP by Trump's go-to law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres, the lawsuit — claiming billions of dollars in damages — distorts the truth about Standing Rock to fuel the corporate fossil fuel agenda. It follows an almost identical attack from the same law firm in 2016 on behalf of Resolute Forest Products, trying to distort US racketeering laws (RICO) to mislabel legitimate advocacy as criminal conduct and constitutionally-protected free speech as defamatory.

      http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42173-energy-transfer-partners-standing-rock-lawsuit-a-harbinger-of-what-s-to-come-in-the-trump-era

  • SadieDog

    Oh, come on man. "A woman who survived the massacre in San Bernardino, California, in 2015 was in the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1 during the shooting that left 58 people dead in Las Vegas.
    Melissa Castruita was in the VIP area near the stage singing along to Jason Aldean when the shots came pouring out of the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, according to the LA Times.
    She sent a text to her fiance, J.C. Monticone, 36, that read: 'Active shooter.'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4958980/Woman-survives-Mandalay-Bay-San-Bernardino-massacres.html#ixzz4utkIXjtl

  • q Farthington MacMananus

    In all my lives I have never seen a game that fucked.

    https://youtu.be/I_XCa5u60Oc?t=275

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/09/24/electronic-devices-emf-dangers.aspx?et_cid=DM161429&et_rid=76972298
    "In addition to remediating obvious EMF exposures, strategies that may help reduce the harmful effects of EMFs include optimizing your magnesium level, eating Nrf2-boosting foods and pulsing molecular hydrogen"

  • GOM GOM

    Alternative 3

    Boy, when they take the wraps off this, it’ll be the biggest day in history. 22 May 1962, "we’re on Mars and we have life"

    The documentary interviewed an alleged US astronaut ‘Bob Grodin’ who claimed that when he went to the moon that others were already there in words that echoed Neil Armstrong’s alleged comments when on the moon: “But we have found some visitors… They’ve been here for quite a while judging by the installations…. I’m telling you there are other spacecraft out there. They’re lined up in ranks on the far side of the crater’s edge…”

    http://exopolitics.org/alternative-3-global-consciousness-repost/

    there is no Bob Grodin

  • curly

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/deadly-ambush-in-niger-highlights-americas-growing-mission-in-africa/ar-AAt4swd?li=BBnb7Kz

    We have a new and growing mission in Africa.

    Now that we don't have to worry about global warming, and it can't be proven that low-dose exposure to radioactive poison is harmful, we're in pretty good shape. Wall street is in uncharted positive growth. In spite of all the recent mass killings, we still have our constitutional right to bare semi-automatic weapons.

    Gasoline and diesel are relatively cheap along with other energy sources, and as we all know, energy produces wealth. It's not all doom and gloom. Live a little, take a road trip vacation, fly to Paris, use your fair share of petroleum while we still have it.

    What's even more amazing is the fact that for some unknown reason the polar ice is reported to be melting, I'd love to take a cruise ship to the arctic, how 'bout you? Maybe all us enenewsers could do a charter thingy together and celebrate our American exceptionalism together. And as the ice melts up there, more wealth will created as those now frozen resources are tapped.

    But I think the cherry on top of all this good news is the idea that nothing we do has any effect on anything in either a positive or negative way. We are not responsible for our actions. There's no cause and effect, just random chaos and social Darwinism rules the day. We can't create the future, we can only utilize the present.

  • GOM GOM

    .."the best conspiracy theories are ones that are, frankly, bugnuts insane"

    The type of thing that is so wild and out there that it seems both impossible for anyone to believe it, but also extremely difficult to disprove. Something that, if it was true, would cause people to reconsider, well, practically everything.

    The Middle Ages: An unpleasant three centuries or complete fabrication?
    https://www.geek.com/culture/the-middle-ages-an-unpleasant-three-centuries-or-complete-fabrication-1655801/

  • GOM GOM

    The Letter..an expose on Hanford

    Hanford, a sad symptom of a poorly educated nation.

    Hanford funneled billions upon billions of dollars into a desolate American outback, employed many thousands of people and paid them extremely well. Until the disclosures about the secret and sometimes deliberate releases of radiation, that was enough.

    The main hospital in Richland was built with a nuclear incident wing, where a monorail whisked patients exposed to radiation through a sort of car wash, hosing them down before doctors worked on them from behind lead shields.

    Hot water from Hanford made the Columbia the most radioactive river on earth.

    "He told me about a farm wife who committed suicide in her bathtub after drowning her "really deformed" baby"

    The Mormon Church also was in on it. Bailie said the church directed the Utah & Idaho Sugar Co. to build a granulated-sugar processing factory in Moses Lake to encourage farmers to grow sugar beets, a crop that Bailie said is particularly effective in sucking pernicious radionuclides from the soil.

    "I think a small elite group of bitter, angry, arrogant, highly intelligent men got together and took control of what we now know as the atomic age". . .

    The letter told him not to come home…

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/magazine/1996/05/05/nuclear-reactions/36e5fbc8-0d1f-4cbb-9958-6ca415fbc785/?utm_term=.c9df7ef1ff7e

  • q Farthington MacMananus

    Some pretty inappropriate comments earlier there, hey or-well/cs? Wouldn't you say? Well, hey…it was fun.

  • DUDe DUDe

    Life footage here lolol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7OvPTmhtiY

    Fire Breaks Out On The Roof Of The New York Fed

    Dozens of firefighters are fighting a blaze which broke out on the top of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NBC New York reports. The fire broke out sometime before 8:40 p.m. on the roof of the 14-story building at 33 Liberty St. in Lower Manhattan, the location of the world's biggest gold vault as Simon Gruber knows too well.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-07/fire-breaks-out-roof-new-york-fed

  • Jebus Jebus

    "If we get this position boys, Wyoming will be all mined, all mined! ha hah!"

    https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-10-08/ap-source-blackwater-founder-considering-wyo-senate-bid

    Protesters. Pfft, pfft, pfft…

    • DUDe DUDe

      Looks like the "selection" process is already half won..

      "Prince is also the founder of Frontier Resource Group, a private equity firm, and the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the former chair of the Michigan Republican Party.

      The wealthy military contractor has maintained ties to Trump officials and contributed $250,000 to Trump's campaign, the national party and a pro-Trump super PAC led by Rebekah Mercer, a top Republican donor and confidante of Bannon."

  • curly

    If I wasn't on a permanent general strike, I buy a big Harley that could run on diesel, with a confederate flag holder. I'd cut off the muffler and make so much noise that you could hear it from space.

  • Jebus Jebus

    I'm still trying to figure out why it was a country music festival and no one shot back.

    Truly a sad day fuher murica…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Because..many of those good old boys and girls are gun totters.. and will have to be given a good reason to give them up.. like say, for the supposed good of the country.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Seems pretty obvious that the problem is not the weapon…

  • DUDe DUDe

    Even When It's Sitting in Storage, Coal Threatens Human Health
    "Major Local Impacts

    Exposure to fine particulate pollution has been linked to increased deaths and illnesses due to cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. Economists often are asked to place a dollar value on this pollution-induced increase in mortality rates. To do this, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assigns a monetary value to a "statistical life." The agency typically uses this "value of statistical life" approach to quantify the benefits of the environmental regulations that reduce local air pollution.

    For example, in 1990, Congress amended the Clean Air Act to limit emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, which are major sources of fine particulates. The EPA estimates that these limits will prevent roughly 230,000 adult deaths due to fine particles just in the year 2020. Using a value of US$9.85 million per statistical life, this translates into $2.3 trillion in total benefits in 2020 just from reduced mortality from particles. Overall, EPA calculates that the total benefits from the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments from 1990 through 2020 exceed the costs of complying with the law by a factor of more than 30 to 1.

    Using this same approach, our findings indicate that in addition to the social costs of particulate pollution from burning coal, storage and handling creates PM2.5 pollution that generates additional local health costs of about $183 per ton of coal stored…

  • DUDe DUDe

    ..that generates additional local health costs of about $183 per ton of coal stored. For context, the average power plant pays roughly $48 per ton for coal, stores roughly 213,000 tons of coal on-site and receives deliveries of roughly 106,000 tons of coal per month.

    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42186-even-when-it-s-sitting-in-storage-coal-threatens-human-health

  • curly

    Hey GOM,

    I hope that hottie in your icon is at least 18 because I'm gettin' kinda chubby fantasizing about gettin lucky like that bomb. Somebody drained the fuel pool and this radio-active rod is about to melt down……oh, oh, oh………ohhhhhhh……..ahhhhhhhhh. Damn it, to late. I gotta clean up this key board.

    That's was so wrong. At least I was considerate enough to go off topic.

  • Jebus Jebus

    With all those bananas peeled, there's peelings everywhere.

    https://twitter.com/VP/status/917074120084516865

    Whoops!

  • DUDe DUDe

    Not a fan from CNN , but they do make a point here..

    Donald Trump is treating a potential war like a reality show cliffhanger

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/06/politics/trump-storm-coming/index.html

    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Yes.. because the greater the wealth and power ..they more they treat life as cheap.
      Like their own.

      • DUDe DUDe

        Yes , the meaning of life just dont register anymore..no longer capable of feeling awe and respect for the miracle..too much of humanity's concept of wealth and power..is when it becomes a brain controlling parasite..pushes everything else out..especially morals..installs a addicted to himself sadist tyrant that bully's its fellow humans in to demonstrating awe and respect to himself..as if he is the miracle that matters..symptoms of proven extremely dangerous pathological dissorders..and the dumbed down world managed to elect that president..

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          yes, lets make a list of the products from man that are alive an sustain life, ….things like grapes oranges and apples, loving pets, trees grass and plankton, pollinating insects

          nope, everything man made is dead from start. The only thing that keeps a city from being an absolute dead zone is the landscaping and the human slaves living there

  • Jebus Jebus

    If that duo were terrorists they would both be limping…

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases
    Unity Statement" http://noforeignbases.org/

  • SadieDog

    I'm sorry but if you still believe las Vegas was real you're an asleep sheep. 100% fake bullshit govt hoax! Deal with it.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhGhLPGQhlQ

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